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Now is not the time to sell the Genesee County Nursing Home.
That was the top recommendation of an independent study into the county owned facility.  The report made some specific recommendations to reduce costs and increase revenues.
The report says the Adult Home Facility should be downsized, while the Adult Care Heath Care program should expand.
The report questions whether the county would even find a buyer for the nursing home should it be put up for sale.

Fire has destroyed a garage on Herkimer Road in Darien.
Lawrence Stabell owned the building.
Officials said Stabell was using a torpedo heater yesterday to warm up machinery in the garage. 
Damage estimated at 25-thousand dollars, no one was hurt.

We have received a fresh overnight snow, light stuff that has polished up road surfaces.
Plows and saltshakers are out, but in areas not yet treated  conditions are very slippery.
Another 1 to 3 inches of is snow expected today.

A school bus driver in Penn Yan has been charged with leaving a three-year-old boy alone on the bus.  55-year-old Janet Lane allegedly left the bus at the district's garage with the child still on board for nearly three hours.  The boy's mother went to an after school program only to find he never made it there.  The child was found still strapped in to a car seat on the bus. The driver has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. 

New York City Off Track Betting will have to find a new plan to avoid bankruptcy.  The state Senate yesterday voted down a bill that was designed to keep the NYC OTB afloat. 
Since the bill failed, the organization has had to shut down its betting parlors and lay off 900 workers. 
The New York City OTB is a separate corporation from Western Region OTB, which is headquartered here in Batavia.

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